A Guinness Sportfolio.

[London: John Waddington Limited, 1950].

Stapled booklet in wrappers (23.5 x 16.5 cm.), [16] pages. Designed for Guinness by SH Benson Ltd.; illustrations by Antony Groves-Raines. FIRST EDITION. A marvelous printed promotional item for the Guinness Co., with fanciful designs – one for each month of the year – printed in color throughout. These booklets were sent annually to doctors from 1933-1939, then 1950-1966, after which the Christmas Guinness Book of Records continued the tradition. Every publication from 1933 to 1966 was a high-quality booklet with rhymes, text and cartoons created by some of the top illustrators and writers of the time. This volume was the first issued after the hiatus initiated by the war. With the conclusion of the war, in 1946 copies of the 1939 booklet, Prodigals and Prodigies, were distributed. Some light rubbing to edges of wrapper; staples a bit rusty, otherwise near fine. With the compliments card of the company laid-in.

Price: $150.00